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Senior / Early Childhood Officer (Sector HR Development/Policy, Planning and Development Division), ECDA

Agency: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Job no.: 551106
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Policy Formulation, Research and Analysis, Social and Community Development

“We are Professionals with Passion for People”

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) develops the “heartware” for Singapore through our policies, community infrastructure, programmes and services. Our mission is to nurture resilient individuals, strong families and a caring society that can overcome challenges together.

We are committed and passionate in developing a strong social service sector, and play key roles in shaping the future of Singapore. Through these efforts, we hope to play a part in helping our citizens achieve their hopes and aspirations for themselves and their families.

A career in MSF is a challenging and fulfilling one that allows you to make a difference in shaping the lives of Singaporeans. If you are driven and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we welcome you to be part of the MSF Family!

Description of Division/Branch:

The Policy, Planning and Development Division (PPD) is a close-knit team that drives improvements across the Early Childhood (EC) sector by developing innovative and practical policy solutions in close collaboration with our operational departments, industry partners, various other agencies, as well as political office holders.

Brief description of Job Scope:

Reporting to Assistant Manager (Sector HR Development), you will be part of the Sector HR Development unit in the PPD in ECDA. You will develop and review policies and drive initiatives to raise the HR capabilities of the EC sector as an enabler to uplift the EC profession. This supports ECDA’s goal to deliver quality, affordable and accessible EC services, and give every child a good start. You will partner EC operators to put in place market competitive compensation structure and sound career management and development strategies, as well as implement HR capability building initiatives for EC operators.


You will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing the EC compensation structure and career progression, taking into consideration the relativity to job roles in the General Market and other comparable sectors. Manage EC job and compensation data and perform analytics to support review of policies and initiatives.
  • Working with government-supported EC operators to track and assess their progress in meeting manpower-related key performance indicators (KPIs). Recommend ways to partner the operators to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Formulating and implementing initiatives to enhance the HR capabilities and practices of EC operators.
  • Engaging and liaising with diverse range of stakeholders such as preschool operators and government agencies.
  • Secretariat duties for government committees and workgroups related to ECDA’s mission.

Competencies required:

Functional/Technical Competencies

  • Prior work experience or related professional qualification in manpower or HR policy development, especially in the area of compensation and career management will be an advantage.
  • Sound analytical abilities and comfortable working with quantitative/financial data.
  • Competent at synthesising and analysing raw datasets, and visualising data effectively to convey insights
  • Generic Competencies
  • Good written and communication skills to present views clearly and persuasively
  • Good team-player with well-rounded interpersonal skills to work across teams and with diverse stakeholders (public and private sector).
  • Meticulous and comfortable to work within tight timelines and adaptable to changes.

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